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The Inspiration for Grease the Musical (1657 words, 5 pages)
Sadem SalemTheatre 100Due 03172011Grease, the musicalJim Jacobs, the creator of Grease. He lived in Chicago, Illinois, when he got the inspiration to create a musical about Teens in high school, about the drama of love, and their style of living their own lives. He was one of the co-creators of ... Read More
A Review of Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical (259 words, 1 pages)
In the article Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical" Rubin gives adefinition of a traditional musical "a film containing a significantproportion of musical numbers that are impossible-i.e., persistentlycontradictory in relation to the realistic discourse of the narrative"(Rubin, p.57). This definition may only be applied to Berkeley whennarrative is replaced with ... Read More
Musical Impact of Israel Houghton (379 words, 1 pages)
The artist I have chosen is Israel Houghton. I choose him because his songs have made a major impact on my musical life. While listening to them or learning to play them they have greatly improved my skills in playing and in overall knowledge of the flow of songs and ... Read More
A Musical Inventor, Lester William Polsfussw (336 words, 1 pages)
Lester William Polsfussw was Known as the king of solid body electric guitars creating one of the most iconic body shapes made. Lester born June 9, 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin and died at the age of 94 on August 13, 2009 in White plains, New York. The name Les Paul ... Read More
Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella The Broadway Musical (342 words, 1 pages)
I loved Rodgers Hammersteins Cinderella the Broadway Musical. I could deeply appreciate it because Cinderella is a classic story from my childhood. However, the musical version to the original Cinderella was slightly different. It had a plot line that revealed more of the Princes personality, and for me, provided a ... Read More
Russian and French Piano School: Musical Interpretation and Technique (947 words, 3 pages)
One of the greatest piano teachers, Tobias Matthay states, Technique means the power of expressing oneself musicallyTechnique is rather a matter of the Mind than of the Fingers (3). Most of pianists have been satisfied with their musicality but not technique. Moreover, as the piano, the physical tool itself has ... Read More
The Influence of Poetry and Musical to Society (815 words, 3 pages)
645 were the numbers on my car's clock. I looked out my window staringat the mess I had put myself into. Crowds of people we're staring at astage blaring pop music, I rolled down my window to get an idea of whatwas going on. On the sign amongst the chaotic ... Read More
A Musical Career of Playing the Saxophone (590 words, 2 pages)
During my childhood, I had always learned to play various instruments including the recorder, piano, xylophone but when I began to play the saxophone, it was a feeling I had never felt before. Being such a unique instrument, I can never really say that I was a professional at playing ... Read More
An Analysis of the Topic of the American Musical (2021 words, 3 pages)
The American musical is a relatively new form which developed over the years leading up to the 20th century. In the romantic period, 'heavy' operas by composers such as Verdi and Puccini lead to a reaction in Europe where composers such as Offenbach began to write lighter comedy operas. In ... Read More
Review of Fiddler on the Roof, a Musical (1864 words, 2 pages)
I have chosen "Fiddler on the Roof" as a musical theatre piece to view. This particular piece that I am viewing is a film, which was adapted from the extremely successful stage production. This film is in English, but at some points it is still difficult to understand certain things ... Read More
Timeless Cult Musical Sensation: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2107 words, 4 pages)
For years, with its phenomenal success as a midnight movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has made dont dream it, be it the motto for its ever-growing cult audience. The film continues to be regarded by critics and audiences as the only no-holds-barred, ultimate theatre experience, which has seemingly drawn ... Read More
A Review of Porgy and Bess Musical Comedy (1930 words, 3 pages)
Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black musical tradition that flourished in the early part of this century. The play showed the height of white appropriation of what had previously been a black cultural form. All the creative talent backstage was white. This development had been occurring slowly, ... Read More
A Paper on Snoop Dogg and His Musical Career (475 words, 1 pages)
Snoop Dogg, the gangsta rapper from the West Coast shows how rapping helped to straighten out his life. From the very start Snoop had it pretty rough living on the streets and all. He had done some rapping with his friends, but it never really went anywhere until the right ... Read More
A Critical Review of the Musical The Wizard of Oz (356 words, 1 pages)
On Friday, May 13, 2005 I attended the showing of "The Wizard of Oz" in a form of a musical play which was quite appealing. The cast did an amazing job playing the roles of all of the characters of the original Wizard of Oz and concentrating on the musical ... Read More
A Paper on Paul Hindemith's Life and Musical Career (1226 words, 2 pages)
Paul Hindemith was revolutionary and a musical genius. Many people who lived around the same time saw him as nothing more than an untalented noisemaker. Granted, these people didnt have all of the various forms of music that we have today, but untalented would not be a word I would ... Read More
The Four Main Musical Styles in Trinidad and Tobago (986 words, 2 pages)
Each and every country has its own style of music, while some even have more than one. Trinidad is one of those that have multiple musical styles associated with it. They include Calypso, Chuntey, Soca, and Parang. Some of them vary in many factors, while others have some similarities. Calypso ... Read More
The Life and Musical Influence of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley (1458 words, 5 pages)
On January 8, 1935 at 435 a.m., a little boy by the name of Elvis Aaron Presley was born to parents Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room house located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Little did anyone know that this little boy would forever change the world of ... Read More
The Napster Musical Revolution: The Controversy and Benefits (811 words, 2 pages)
In order to find out why problem arouse in music industry around the Napster, we need to find out what is Napster? Napster is a database program that located on a computer server in San Mateo, CA. Napster community have more than 38 million users. Each of these 38 million ... Read More
A Report on the Musical Recital of Gwendolyn Lee Keith at the University of Kentucky, Singletary Center (1240 words, 4 pages)
Report on Music Recitals A senior, Gwendolyn Lee Keith, at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center performed her recital. Her voice was that of the highest female voice the soprano. Gwendolyn performed many pieces, which my program did not have. The first piece had the accompaniment of a string instrument ... Read More
A Look Into the Career of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2 the True Fore Fathers in American Musical Theater (1316 words, 2 pages)
There are many well-known lyricists and composers, but only a few leave such a mark as Rodgers and Hammerstein. This duo produced nine musical plays during their partnership and caused a profound change in musical comedy. They set the standards that are followed to this day in musical history. They ... Read More
A Review of a Musical Pierce That Features Four Instruments and One Voice (311 words, 1 pages)
This piece features four instruments and one voice, giving it a deceptively simple, but extremely poignant first impression. The song opens with McCartney's vocal accompanied by the piano which provides the rhythm. The dynamic is quiet, and both piano and voice are pitched low giving the piece a subdued timbre. ... Read More
An Analysis of Musical Instruments (1124 words, 2 pages)
Musical instruments are divided into four primary families, determined by the manner of their construction and the way in which they are played. These four groups are named Stringed Instruments, Keyboard Instruments, Wind Instruments, and Instruments of Percussion. The Stringed Instruments can once again be broken down into those in ... Read More
The Characteristics of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) (587 words, 1 pages)
Understanding Basic MIDI This article was designed to give you a basic understanding of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), and to leave you with a brief knowledge of it's past. It is a tool widely used today in many varied recording or live preformance situations. MIDI is what allows ... Read More
An Analysis of Music and Musical Instruments in the Romantic Period (1532 words, 2 pages)
The Romantic Period altered the way in which music was perceived. Music became an art form in its own right and it no longer needed to be written for purely practical uses. Music was brought to the people and the people prized what was now available to them thus the ... Read More
A Report on Musical Genres (1584 words, 3 pages)
Music basically means genre. Music is split into several sub-genres these include Reggae, blues soul, classical, classic rock pop, dance, experimental, folk, country, jazz, pop, rock alt, urban and world. Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafarian movement, though not universally ... Read More
8 Mile: The Modern Age Musical Containing Sex, Violence and Profanity (1368 words, 4 pages)
Musicals have changed over the years. In the past, many movies were filled with light-hearted singing and dancing that entertained audiences on the big screen. Most were family flicks that could be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. But times are different now and so too are the musicals. One ... Read More
Johann Sebastian Bach Acclaimed One of the Giants in Musical History (578 words, 1 pages)
As German family of musicians and composers, the Bachs achieved the height of their fame in the 17th and 18th centuries. Seven Bach generations achieved greater or lesser prominence in music from 1580 to about 1800. Of the group, Johann Sebastian Bach has been acclaimed as one of the giants ... Read More
A Critique of the Musical "Mama Mia!" Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Benny Andersson, and Bjorn Ulvaeus (499 words, 1 pages)
MAMMA MIA! A CRITIQUE Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Mamma Mia! was the first musical that I have ever watched and it was one of the most exciting entertainment that I have ever experienced. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have integrated their beloved lyrics and music ... Read More
The Benefit of Use of Musical Composition to the Mind and Bodies of Individuals with Physical and Mental Conditions (1340 words, 2 pages)
Music to my Ears "And here's to you Misses Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know, whoa whoa whoa." For those of us who listen to eclectic types of music, you might recognize this catchy tune from one of Simon and Garfunkel's hit's "Ms. Robinson." You might wonder ... Read More
An Analysis of the Musical Genres That Were Dominant in the 90's (524 words, 1 pages)
I would just like to comment on a poll I recently saw on CNN SHOWBIZ tonight. The question asked Which musical genre was the dominate genre of the decade? I believe that there were three prominent music genres of the 90's. Alternative Rock became a way to release anger. Hip ... Read More
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